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Apr 28, 2013 4:00am PDT
. >>> comedian in chief. president obama takes the mike at the annual white house correspondents' dinner. >> when i look in the mirror i'm not the strapping young muslim associa socialist i used to be. >> he took on his favorite targets, including himself. >>> boy wonder, the meet 5-year-old mensa member who was already reading when he was pottery training. what it's like for his parents to have a little genius around the house. >>> and good morning, america. much of washington will be sleeping in this morning following the white house correspondents' dinner. president obama got plenty of laughs. but some of his best jokes were aimed at himself. when he suggested becoming more appealing when adopting michelle obama's hair style. >> we borrowed one of michelle's tricks. [ laughter ] >> i was going to say, no bangs. i'm not going for that look. >> we'll have more on last night's big event later on in the show. >>> the twist in that ricin case. a martial arts instructor under arrest for trying to send a letter to president obama. is this a framed job stemming to a personal feud? >>>
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Apr 30, 2013 6:00am PDT
june. >> president obama is marking the 100 day of the second term with a white house news conference. the president will take questions starting at 7:15 our time and we will have highlights on the midday newscast at 11:00. >> mike nicco will take questions right now on the weather. >> all the way to saturday we have an extended period of dry and warm weather and it culminates with the fact with the fire danger back and it is early for that but that is what will happen. 47 degrees and portrero, 49 degrees and the cooler spots along with sunny side and ferry building is 55 degrees and in downtown it is dropping down to 53 degrees. we have 53 in richmond and san leandro and 51 in bell on the and santa clara and pleasanton at 53 and petaluma is 48 and warm spot is pittsburg at 61 and tracy is 66. we have a beautiful sunrise with a dry cold front pushing across the neighbors now and because it is dry it will kickoff gusty dry wind. that is what will lead to the high fire danger. the areas are shaded in red, east bay hills and north bay mountains and 6:00 this morning through 6:00 tomorrow
ABC
Apr 28, 2013 5:30pm PDT
not to do. abc's reena ninan at the white house tonight. >> reporter: lawmakers from both parties, today, said president obama needed to take stronger action against syria, following reports chemical weapons were used by the regime. the options range from enforcing no-fly zones, to more aid for rebels. but all sides agree on one thing. >> no country in the region wants boots on the ground. >> i don't want boots on the ground. >> i would not support boots on the ground. >> reporter: but the syrian opposition is begging for action. >> we're asking the united states, with its drone technology, with its surgical strike technology, to help us disable bashar al assad from the use of chemical weapons. >> reporter: it's not that simple, says the administration. following bombings, a strike was used on an alleged sudanese chemical factory in 1998. but that intel turned out to be controversial. and there is still the specter of the empty search for wmds in iraq. critics say a plan is needed to keep chemical weapons out of the extremists' hands and win over 1 million-plus syrian refugees. >>
ABC
Apr 29, 2013 3:00am PDT
do it. >> a tradition at white house correspondents dinner. this year, president obama obliged. making this "favorite story of the day." abc's david muir has all the highlights. >> reporter: it started with his entrance. >> thank you. how do you like my new entrance music? rush limbaugh warned you about this, second term, baby! >> reporter: about aging in office. >> i did it. these days i look in the mirror and i have to admit, i am not the strapping young muslim socialist that i used to be. i understand second term. need a burst of new energy. so we borrowed one of michelle's tricks. >> even the first lady laughing at that. about one of mitt romney's biggest supporters. >> you know sheldon adelson spent $100 million of his own money last year on negative ad. you have got to really dislike me to spend that kind of money. sheldon would have been better off offering me $100 million to drop out of the race. i probably wouldn't have taken it, but i thought about it. michelle would have taken it. you think i'm joking. i know republicans are still sorting out what happened in 2012. b
ABC
Apr 27, 2013 7:00am PDT
turns out the legislation may have been pushed through a little too fast. a top white house official tells me this morning, president obama was prepared to sign the bill into law today but now must wait until tuesday. a spelling error in the bill apparently needs to be corrected first. bianna? >> unbelievable. jeff, thank you. >>> we turn to an astonishing discovery here in new york city. a piece of landing gear found in an alley near the world trade center more than ten years after 9/11. abc's john schriffen is in lower manhattan with the story. and john, where this metal is believed to have fallen from is quite remarkable. >> reporter: bianna, good morning. remarkable indeed. authorities believe it came from one of the planes that crashed into the world trade center. it's lodged in an alley behind me. because this construction site for a mosque hasn't been touched for more than a decade, authorities don't know how it got here. that's why police are on guard, treating this as a crime scene. investigators this morning are puzzled by an alarming discovery. take a look at this metal pa
ABC
May 1, 2013 1:40am PDT
suffering trauma after appearing in that photo. >>> fresh off his comedic performance at the white house correspondents' dinner. president obama met with reporters to discuss serious questions. he tackled domestic and foreigner use beginning with sear yeah. here is abc's jonathan carl. >> reporter: president obama had a clear message for the american people there will be no rush to american action in syria. for one thing the evidence is incomplete. >> what we now have is evidence that chemical weapons have been used inside of syria. but we don't know how they were used, when they were used, who used them on. >> reporter: the president is 100 days into his second term and faced a string of defeats in congress. >> do you still have the juice to get the rest of your agenda through the congress. >> put it that way. maybe i should pack up and go home. golly. mark twain said rumors of my demise may be a little exaggerated. >> the problem he said is congress. >> jonathan, you seem to suggest that somehow these folks over there have no responsibilities and my job is to somehow get them to behave
ABC
Apr 29, 2013 7:00am PDT
life in prison. robin? >> one bizarre twist after another. >> that is a stiff penalty. >>> to the white house, where president obama is facing new calls for military action in syria, after releasing evidence last week that the assad regime has used chemical weapons. abc's jon karl is tracking that from the white house. the white house is considering stepping up military involvement if the evidence is confirmed. >> reporter: that's right, george. the official line is that all options are on the table. but senior officials have made it clear that ground troops are not going to happen. they're looking at arming the rebels, targeted air strikes or a no-fly zone. i wouldn't expect to see any of these any time soon. the evidence needs to be corroborated. even once that happens this is a white house that is determined not to rush into any stepped-up military involvement. >> it could take several weeks. >>> on a much lighter note, the white house correspondents' dinner over the weekend. the president is really honing his standup skills. take a look. >> i understand, second term, need a burst of
ABC
May 2, 2013 1:40am PDT
war, the white house is under growing pressure to take some kind of action. so far president obama has been reluctant to get involved, but as abc's jonathan karl reports that may be changing. >> reporter: embattled syrian president bashar al assad, the man accused of using chemical weapons on his own people, made his first public appearance in more than a month, appearing entirely at ease on syrian state tv, touring an electrical plant in damascus. the white house is turning up the heat. >> syria's future cannot include assad. his hands are bathed in blood, the blood of his own people. he has no place in syria's future and no support from the syrian people. >> reporter: senior u.s. officials say the administration is now considering sending weapons to rebel fighters. they have requested anti-aircraft and anti-tank weapons. abc news has learned the first nonmilitary aid to rebel fighters arrived in syria and more is in the pipeline. including body armor, military vehicles, and night vision goggles. sending weapons would be a big escalation, and a move that president obama rejected l
ABC
May 1, 2013 4:00am PDT
showing off his chops at the white house correspondents' dinner, president obama is back to serious business. in a wide-ranging news conference, the president said until there is, quote, hard, effective evidence that syria used chemical weapons against its citizens, he will not consider military action. the president also addressed guantanamo bay vowing to renew his push to close the detention facility. he also expressed concern about the dozens of terror suspects held there who are engaged in a hunger strike. >>> investigators in mississippi say the man accused of sending ricin-laced letters to top officials ordered caster beans on ebay. ricin is derived from those beans. james everett dutschke is being held without bond in this case. officials say they found traces of ricin on a dust mask that dut ki threw in a dumpster and in a martial arts studio he used to own. >>> well, it's may 1st, and authorities in seattle are gearing up hoping to avoid a repeat of the violence during last year's may day march. there will be demonstrations there, as well as in los angeles where some 30,000
ABC
Apr 30, 2013 4:00pm PDT
mcconnell's invitation to president obama after the president made a joke about him at the white house correspondents dinner. >> taking a look at traffic in san jose. this is high 83. to the left you can see the exlit near shark tank. traffic going towards san jose airport. to south san jose. back >>> thousands of pounds of fresh produce delivered to the footd banks this morning brought by the truck load from farms in southern california. these donations sick sig nam a start of produce season. they see fresh fruits and vegetables. the fonda family program allows the barngs to purchase the produce for below market rate. >> latest move by yahoo ceo to keep employees happy there and twitter's warning to journalist. >> hi, emily. >> good afternoon, apple raised $17 billion in the largest corporate bond sell ever. the first time in nearly two decades the maker sold bonds which the company will give back to shareholders part of the buy back program. yahoo announced a competitive maternity policy, offering 16 weeks of paid maternity leave, eight weeks of leave for new dads. updates after mari
ABC
May 5, 2013 7:00am PDT
convention. despite the defeat in the senate, white house officials insist gun control legislation will happen, citing the majority of americans support it. the white house is looking into how president obama may be able to order action without congressional approval. dan and bianna? >> reena, thank you. >>> for more on this, let's bring in george stephanopoulos, host of abc's "this week." george, good morning. wayne lapierre, said we are in the midst of a battle to keep everything that we care about. are nra members right to be scared? are there more battles brewing? >> they're winning right now. they've won all the battles they fought so far this year. but as reena pointed out, the president is committed to try to get the background check bill back before the senate this year. vice president biden is committed to it. and lead proponent in the senate, joe manchin of west virginia, says there might be tweaks that can get more support. we've seen it, as well. some of those senators who voted against the background checks are under tremendous pressure right now, including democrats, who c
ABC
May 1, 2013 7:00am PDT
the white house where president obama is set to provide more military aid to the rebels fighting president assad in syria. one of many issues at the press conference, abc's jon karl was there with tough questions of his own. good morning, jon. the president stepping up the pressure on syria but also making clear that we're not talking about troops here. >> reporter: that's right, george. no desire in this white house to send u.s. troops to syria or get them involved in that conflict really in any way but what they are preparing to do is significantly ramp up aid to the rebels that are fighting president assad. in the short term this will mean more nonlethal aid like night vision goggles, body armor, communications equipment, but i am told that the administration is preparing plans that would send weapons, lethal aid to those rebels. the president has long resisted because of the chance that those weapons could end up in the wrong hands. >> jon, you also asked the president a question about his languishing legislative agenda. it seemed to get under his skin a little bit but he is
ABC
May 4, 2013 4:00am PDT
comment from the white house referring all questions to the israelis. as tensions rise in the middle east, president obama did tell reporters he's keeping all options open. but he is being careful because of prior mistakes, he says, made by moving too quickly in the middle east and he is reluctant to send in american troops. >> i do not foresee a scenario in which boots on the ground in syria, american boots on the ground in syria would not only be good for america, but also would be good for syria. >> reporter: the president saying here in costa rica, he is ready to apply every pressure point to syria. bianna and dan. >> a major challenge facing this administration right now, jim avila traveling with the president. thank you. >>> a lot of other news developing overnight. for that as always it's mr. ron claiborne. good morning, sir. >> good morning, mr. dan harris and bianna golodryga. good morning, america. we begin with that routine traffic stop that turned into a deadly shootout. police in ohio released this disturbing dash cam video from back in march showing a man jumping out of his
ABC
Apr 30, 2013 4:00am PDT
: now president obama personally called jason collins to express his support. a white house aide said mr. obama was impressed by his courage. first lady michelle obama tweeted "we've got your back." john and diana? >> all right, deavin, what's net for collins? does he intend to keep playing? >> reporter: he plays for the washington wizards, now a free agent. it's still unclear whether a team will pick him up for next season, but collins says he's ready to play and that all this attention will motivate him to work harder. john and diana. >> all right, devin dwyer in washington, thank you. >>> there is, of course, much more to the story. that exclusive interview with jason collins coming up on "good morning america." >>> all right, now to the latest in the boston bombing. investigators have discovered female dna on one of the bombs used in the attack. >> sources say it's still unclear whether it is from a victim of the attack, someone who handled components of the bomb before it was put together or someone who helped build that bomb. the fbi wants to take dna evidence from the widow of
ABC
Apr 30, 2013 1:40am PDT
, including the white house. >> president obama reached out by phone and the first lady tweeted, so proud of you jason collins. this is a huge step for our country. we've got your back. >> all of that prompted collins' only tweet saying, i knew i was choosing the road less traveled but i am not walking it alone. we go to radio host, jason page. thank you for joining us. >> absolutely. >> clearly a landmark decision, on the one hand, also surprising it took this long. what it your reaction, give perspective on this. >> i don't know if it is surprising it took so long as much as the guy that decided to break the barrier. all of us were predicting it needed to be a star player. needed to be a guy relatively young. but a guy that had cache, to survive the potential backlash. instead it's the exact opposite. a fringe player, a guy who may play seven to ten minutes a night, a free agent. i mean, you couldn't have drawn it up differently than a lot of the people i had been talking to behind the scenes who were predicting this would play out. jason collins is the last guy you would have expected.
ABC
Apr 30, 2013 4:30am PDT
male-dominated locker room. >> president obama personally called jason colins to express his support, a white house aide said he was impressed by his courage and the first laid tweeted "we got your back." >> thank you. you can see the exclusive interview with george stephanopolis this morning on "good morning america" at 7:00 a.m. right after the abc7 morning news. >> new this morning, the oakland a's and fans deserve to sleep in after an epic battle that lasted unbelievable 6 1/2 hours going 19 innings. boy, that game at coliseum began last night and ended only three hours ago this morning when a's first baseman moss hit the two-run homer to beat the angels 10-8 after the a's rallied from behind in a game that had a 7 and 14 inning stretch and lasted past the final bart train, the longest gamive in both teams' history. >> oakland police department is slowly making much needed reforms according to a report by court-appointed monitor overseeing the reforms related to police brutality. the monitor says the department is meeting many of the 51 new guidelines including speeding t
ABC
Apr 30, 2013 5:30pm PDT
conference today, taking some tough questions, including from our own chief white house correspondent, jonathan karl. >> reporter: president obama had a clear message for the american people today. there will be no rush to military action in syria. for one thing, the evidence is incomplete. >> what we now have is evidence that chemical weapons have been used inside of syria, but we don't know how they were used, when they were used, who used them. >> reporter: on the domestic front, the president is only 100 days into his second term, and he has already faced a string of defeats in congress. >> do you still have the juice to get the rest of your agenda through this congress? >> well, if you put it that way, jonathan, maybe i should just pack up and go home. [ laughter ] >> golly. mark twain said, you know, rumors of my demise may be a little exaggerated. >> reporter: the problem, he said, is congress. >> jonathan, you seem to suggest that somehow these folks over there have no responsibilities, and that my job is to somehow get them to behave. that's their job. >> reporter: after toda
ABC
Apr 28, 2013 6:00am PDT
the storms are heading next. >>> comedian-in-chief. president obama takes the mike at the annual white house correspondents' dinner. >> these days when i look in the mirror, i have to admit that i'm not the strapping young muslim socialist i used to be. >> the president pulled few
ABC
May 3, 2013 1:40am PDT
of president obama's inner circle speaking out, about the role of religious faith inside the white house. >> joshua dubois led outreach to faith-based groups and was considered a pastor to the president. he recently left the white house and spoke to abc's devon dwyer. joining us now. good morning. >> good morning. a fascinating interview, dubois revealed details about president obama behind the scenes and how he tries to connect with god. joshua dubois was spiritual adviser to the leader of the free world, ordained member of the white house staff seen here in private oval office prayer sessions. now he has left president obama's inner circle bearing witness to what he saw. >> he is a deeply faithful president and need a whole bunch of help in cultivating the faith. >> reporter: mr. obama's practice of faith has been relatively private, attending church less often than predecessors. he gets daily e-mails of scripture to his blackberry. >> the president would bring pastors into the oval office to have conversation, moments of prayer, reach out for suggestions of scripture. >> did he
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Apr 27, 2013 4:00am PDT
through a little too fast. a top white house official tells me this morning, president obama was prepared to sign the bill into law today but now must wait until tuesday. a spelling error in the bill needs kreked first. bianna? >> unbelievable. jeff, thank you. >>> we turn to an astonishing discovery here in new york city. a piece of landing gear found in an alley near the world trade sent person where the metal is believed to have fallen from is quite remarkable, john. >> reporter: remarkable indeed. authorities believe it came from one of the planes that crashed into the world trade center. it's lodged in an alley behind me. because this construction site for a mosque hasn't been touched for more than a decade, authorities don't know how it got here. police are on guard, treating it as a crime scene. investigators this morning are puzzled by an alarming discovery. look at this metal part of an airplane, believed to be landing gear from one of the hijacked jum poe gets that crashed into the world trade towers. >> after a long period of time, i'm amazed. >> reporter: it's wedged
ABC
May 2, 2013 5:30pm PDT
a reality check on immigration in america. is america still the lure it once was? president obama arriving in mexico city to talk immigration reform tonight, as we confirm a surprising number -- how many undocumented immigrants in america have decided to return to mexico. abc's white house correspondent, jim avila, in mexico. >> reporter: footsteps echo through a nearly empty, northern mexico village. expensive homes bolted shut. block after block of shuttered doors in el cargadero, their absentee owners working hundreds of miles away. so where is everybody? >> mostly they're in california. i would say 2/3 of the people from here, they reside in southern california. >> reporter: but now many mexicans, who desperately crossed the northern border for work, are coming home, chased away, not by the fear of deportation, but by u.s. unemployment. >> when the economy started going down, it was hard, especially my work. >> reporter: erika felix, coming home after working illegally for nine years in the united states, hiding in the shadows. >> you're always in fear, you know? >> reporter:
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